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Reviews 681 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Small class sizes. Lots of course options

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They have lots of different opportunities

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have lots of security measures in place

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on the honors floor

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What makes my school unique is the small class sizes

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: You meet a lot of people living on campus, but it is more expensive than living off campus.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Pretty goood shool, although I don't have anything to compare it to. I have met lots of great people and have enjoyed many of the classes as well.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The professors are pretty straight forward, no nonsense kind of people. Their word is their bond and they take their jobs seriously.They try making each student feel important without picking anyone out. The work load is average and nothing is to be handed in late.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: A degree is a degree no matter where you get it from but, in the real world its just an added bounus and it gives you great pride to say you graduated from Canisius.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I havent been attending Canisius long but so far I feel very good about my safety and security. The students, for the most part, take these things seriously but drinking is an issue.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I do not now nor have I ever, live on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I, myself have never really been into that type of thing so I dont know much about Greek life. Nor, do I discuss it with others.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There are areas that could use work, but the overall school spirit is wonderful. The students are always the life of the party as one. Together, though, the team performance is amazing. Each member helps to uplift the other. Its a team that anyone would be proud to be on.

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The classes are great and I'm excited to start. My only complaint being the amount I'm expected to pay per semester and the process of gettimg loans and federal aid in the begining. The process is actually quit infuriating, I just hope it'll all be worth it in the end.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The qualities of the courses are challenging. In my part, all my professors have PhD degree, so all my classes are very challenging. Overall, I like my classes and professors.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Based on my major, I was not able to get information about jobs. On the other hand, I have seen the college organizing job fair every semester in which students have the opportunities to have more information from employers. That's what I call a win-win situation.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I never had a problem with the college on this matter. Public Safety have shuttles running until 2:00am on campus, and they go around campus 24-7. I feel very safe around campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I live in an apartment with 4 bed/2 baths. It is very cozy, but I wish there was an opportunity for adult students to have 1/1 apartments available. They have them, but only for RAs...not fair.

4 College Senior

Athletics: I was able to support the athletes; however, with many homework and a job, I was not able to appreciate to see many sports. Besides, my favorite sports are played during the summer when I'm not in town.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The college is a magnificent place. Every single professor has a PhD degree in which the classes are very challenging. However, that will help every student to succeed in the field of study. I'm very satisfy and happy with the college.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: i want to go to a different school

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: they are always on their stuff sometimes

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: it sucks there only like two

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Positive impacted parties on student experience.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am very happy to be at Canisius College and it has helped me grow as a person and academically.


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Canisius is a great choice for the ambitious and outgoing student. The excellent professors, honors program, numerous clubs, organizations, and college-sponsored trips and activities provide ample opportunity to expand one's horizons. The uniqueness of Canisius stems mostly from its small size, which allows for a level of familiarity and relationships between professors and students that are lacking at other larger universities. However, the liberal arts model of education needs reconsideration. In a nationwide study (, Canisius was given a "D" for its general education requirements because it only requires courses in composition and literature. Math and science requirements can be fulfilled by classes with minimal science and/or math content. Only if a student is in the honors program is there a language requirement, and there are no mandated courses in economics or US government or history. There is more than one religion and philosophy or literature requirement, which seems unnecessary.

Another caveat is the expense, which can put a cramp in your post-graduate living standards, particularly if you're a liberal arts major. A degree is fast becoming the rule rather than the exception, and you need to ensure your usefulness in the workforce by jumping at the hundreds of opportunities Canisius offers. Canisius has many options for educational travel and services; students are able to go to China for a month in the summer at a minimal expense, and there are dozens of campus ministry trips annually to countries all around the world, not to mention the study abroad programs. Canisius isn't perfect, but every year, it seems to improve on its lesser points.

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